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How Do Spouses Share their Full Income in Russia?: Identification of the Sharing Rule Using Self-reported Income


  • Ekaterina Kalugina

    () (UN - Université de Nantes, CEE - Centre d'études de l'emploi - M.E.N.E.S.R. - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche - Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Santé)

  • Natalia Radtchenko

    () (CREST - Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique - INSEE - ENSAE ParisTech - École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique)

  • Catherine Sofer

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics)


The paper applies the collective model to the analysis of intra-household inequality using self-reported income scales and provides a test for its assumptions. We assume a correspondence between the income level that household members report and their true income sharing. Using Russian data, we first show that this assumption is supported by the data, and then use couples who report the same level of income to identify the full sharing rule for the whole sample. From simulations for an average couple living in the Urals, we find that a full income share of 45% is allocated to the wife.

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  • Ekaterina Kalugina & Natalia Radtchenko & Catherine Sofer, 2009. "How Do Spouses Share their Full Income in Russia?: Identification of the Sharing Rule Using Self-reported Income," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00368422, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00368422
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2009.00323.x
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